Robert Aaronson, MD

Robert Aaronson, MD

Pulmonology Tucson, AZ

Pulmonary Associates of Southern Arizona, Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Arizona

Office Address

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  • 1951 N Wilmot Rd
    Bldg 4
    Tucson, AZ 85712
    Phone: (520) 318-1114
    Fax: (520) 318-4693

Dr. Aaronson's Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Pulmonology: General Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine
  • Clinical Interests: Neurocritical Care

Dr. Aaronson's Faculty Appointments & Work History

  • Sleep Laboratory, staffTucson Medical Center
    Tucson, AZ
  • Medical directorPima Medical Institute
    Tucson, AZ
  • Medical DirectorArête Sleep Health
    Tucson, AZ
  • Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep PhysicianPulmonary Associates of Southern Arizona.
    Tucson, AZ
  • Executive DirectorTucson Hospitals Medical Education Program.
    Tucson, AZ
    Director for Pulmonary/Critical Care Education (1996 - 1997); Associate Director, Continuing Medical Education (1997 - 2001); Program Director (1997-2003); Director, Continuing Medical Education (2001 - present)
  • Adjunct Associate ProfessorArizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Arizona, AZ
    Adjunct Assistant Professor (2001 - 2006)
  • Adjunct Associate ProfessorA.T. Still University
    Arizona, AZ
  • ConsultantThe Greeley Company
    Danvers, MA
  • Clinical Professor of MedicineUniversity of Arizona
    Tucson, AZ
    Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine (1998-2003); Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine (2003-2011); Associate Program Director(2003 - present)
  • Director, Ex-OfficioArizona Medical Education Consortium (AZMEC)
    Arizon, AZ
  • Director of Pulmonary Medicine Cornerstone Hospital
    Tucson, AZ
  • Medical directorAmerican Sleep Diagnostics
    Texas, TX
  • Section leader, Pulmonary and Critical Care GHMA Medical Center
    Tucson, AZ
  • Pulmonary and Critical Care, physicianGHMA Medical Center
    Tucson, AZ
  • StaffKaiser Permanente
    Richmond, CA

Dr. Aaronson's Education & Medical Training

  • Boston University Medical CenterBoston University Medical CenterFellowship, Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine
  • Columbia UniversityColumbia UniversityOther Training, BA, English and Comparative Literature, Summa Cum Laude
  • University of California at San FranciscoUniversity of California at San FranciscoResidency, Internal Medicine
  • New York Univ Sch of MedNew York University School of MedicineMedical School

Dr. Aaronson's Certifications & Licensure

  • AZ State Medical LicenseAZ State Medical License1995 - 2014
  • American Board of Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal MedicineInternal Medicine, 1991
  • American Board of Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal MedicinePulmonary Disease, 1994
  • American Board of Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal MedicineCritical Care Medicine, 1995

Dr. Aaronson's Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid ServicesMeaningful Use Stage 1 CertificationCenters for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 2011
  • American College of PhysiciansLaureate AwardAmerican College of Physicians, 2008
  • Pima County Medical SocietyFoundation AwardPima County Medical Society, 2006
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Dr. Aaronson's Publications & Presentations

Journal Articles

  • Specificity and uniqueness of endothelial cell stress response.Tucci M, McDonald RJ, Aaronson R, Graven KK, Farber HW, Am J Physiol 1996;271:L341-8
  • Non-neuronal enolase is an endothelial hypoxic stress protein.Aaronson RM, Graven KK, Tucci M, McDonald RJ, Farber HW, J Biol Chem 1995;270(46):27752-7
  • Biopsychosocial characteristics of children who later murder: A prospective studyLewis DO, Moy E, Jackson L, Aaronson R, Am J Psychiatry 1985;142:1161-7


  • Deafness as a Presentation of Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia.Habibzadeh MR, Narayanan, SA, Aaronson RM, ACP/ArizonaScientific Meeting., Arizona
  • Dirt Cheap.Vuthoori S, Wendt J, Ma’ani S, Aaronson R., ACP/Arizona Scientific Meeting
  • An unexpected cure ofA splenic marginal zone lymphoma.Pamulapati SR, Ahmad YH, Aaronson RM, Arizona Scientific Meeting, Arizona


  • Sleep and Aging.Brain Week Symposium, Tucson Medical Center (1996)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease.University of Arizona Internal Medicine Residency Core Lecture Series, SAVAMC
  • Cardiac Arrest Centers and Neuroprotective Therapies.Grand Rounds, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Tucson, AZ.
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Hospital Affiliations

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • Coventry Missouri - HMO/POS
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Health Net Arizona HMO
  • Health Net Arizona PPO/POS
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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